Throne of Blood

  |  Book Tickets: 06/01/1958
  |  Buy to Own: 09/11/1998
  |  105 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Akira Kurosawa's film version of 'Macbeth' transfers the action to medieval Japan, where a samurai warrior (Toshiro Mifune) is urged to murder his lord (Takashi Shimura) and his best friend (Minoru Chiaki) by a forest spirit and an ambitious wife (Isuzu Yamada). Kurosawa renders 'the Scottish play' through the conventions of traditional Japanese Noh theatre, creating what was reputedly T.S. Eliot's favourite film. Features the famous ending, with Toshiro Mifune caught under hails of arrows.

Contains infrequent moderate horror and violence
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